Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week ended just about a week ago and we have already seen stars like Rita Ora and Nicole Kidman wearing looks from these collections. There are many moments from casual looks to cocktail dresses to dramatic gowns that I really want to see worn on every red carpet in the coming months. As I do every fashion week I have a breakdown of the 10 looks that I most want to see on the red carpet and some of the people whom I think could really make them come to life. Alexis Mabille: If you are looking for dramatic structure and glamour then you usually have to look no further than Alexis Mabille during couture week. You are almost always guaranteed that you will find exactly that on his runways, and his Spring 2018 Couture collection was no different. There were many really glamorous options but this yellow mermaid gown which features a scalloped strapless neckline, a high low hem, and a sparkling sequined lining on the hem really took my breath away and I totally think that someone like Gwen Stefani could really sell this gown to me on the red carpet.
Armani Prive: Coming off the news earlier this year that Cate Blanchett was going to be the president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival I had high expectations for what the Armani Prive Spring 2018 Collection was going to hold. I was looking for some really great moments that would work for Cate on the Cannes red carpets, but that couldn’t have been further from what I saw. This collection seemed geared to a much younger couture client and was full of short shorts and mini dresses that I think will be perfect for music awards red carpets. I am honestly surprised that no one was able to get one of these looks right off the runway for the Grammy’s this last weekend. Maybe we will see Hailee Steinfeld take this midnight and navy blue strapless bustier playsuit which features a dramatic plunging neckline and a bow peplum and give it a moment on one of the other music award show red carpets this year. Christian Dior: It was just three weeks ago that I posted a picture from the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2018 collection with the caption “I’m so OVER Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior. So. Bored.” I was totally not interested in seeing what her Spring 2018 Couture collection was going to be, so I was SHOCKED by how much I actually ended up loving it. I feel like the surrealist take on the classic Dior codes paired with the repetitive spirit that we have seen from almost every collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri has showed since taking the helm at Dior. There are A LOT of moments from this collection that I want to see worn on a red carpet, and that is a big distinction from many of the other recent Dior collections. I think that someone like Sofia Carson would take this white domino printed gown which features beautiful caged details on the collar and bodice (have it lined) and really make it a very chic moment on the red carpet.
Givenchy: My favorite collection of the whole week was Claire Waight Keller’s debut couture collection for Givenchy. Nicole Kidman gave us a preview of the collection wearing a black gown for the Golden Globe Awards that ended up being shown as a top and pants on the runway. There was no theatrics, no celebrity, just beautiful clothes on the runway. I was surprised that one of the more glam stars like Lady Gaga or Rihanna didn’t call in the collection for the Grammy’s. I am wondering if they are saving the first off the runway moment for the Oscars? I know that Emma Stone is a face of Louis Vuitton, but she has also worn a lot of Givenchy since she it was announced that she was an LV ambassador so I think that wishing to see her wearing this silver pleated, tiered gown. Maison Margiela: I love me some Maison Margiela by John Galliano. I have been on this train since John took the reigns in 2015. Often I try to find some really great looks for the red carpet from his collections, but usually you have to look past a whole lot of styling and strip things back to find things that are red carpet ready. Aside from the drastic styling I think that this iridescent black pleated a-line midi gown which features a hot pink bustier to me is red carpet ready. Now of course it will still have to be a perfect girl for the perfect dress and I think that with the Dior free Marion Cotillard would be drawn to this look. She has been exploring this very edgy side recently and I think that this gown is something that she could definitely rock, maybe during the Cannes Film Festival? or the Met Gala?
Schiaparelli: As the norm has been Schiaparelli kicked off Paris Couture Fashion Week and offered many beautiful looks. The collection was inspired by Pagan traditions around the world and featured all kinds of avant garde details. Some of the pieces are very specific and some are not. This bold orange and pink tulle gown is definitely one that I can see stars clamoring over I think that it would be a great unexpected moment for someone like Reese Witherspoon, but I most want to see this gown on the back of the gorgeous Thandie Newton.Valentino: The Valentino Spring 2018 Couture collection vied for my favorite collection right there with the Givenchy debut. Since he has taken the reigns solo at Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has just had hit after hit on the runway and the red carpet. The dramatics of this collection gave us major 60’s and 80’s vibes and I am really excited to see what this collection was AMAZING. I think that this ivory sleeveless ball gown which features a beautiful black and pink watercolor print is definitely going to see a red carpet, maybe on Cannes Film Festival jury president Cate Blanchett?
Viktor & Rolf: I don’t know what has been buzzing in the world of Viktor & Rolf but over the last year the brand has shown so many really awesome looks on their runways. Stars have been taking notice of the brand again too and I am hoping that some of the garden party on acid looks from the brands Spring 2018 Couture collection end up on the back of some really glamorous women. Zendaya has been a big fan of the brand recently and as soon as I saw this strapless a-line trumpet gown which features a salmon pink bustier, a teal and lavender ribbon plaid skirt, and a navy blue hem she immediately came to mind. I don’t think many could really make this gown come to life on the red carpet, but I do think Zendaya could. Ziad Nakad: When it comes to couture I am always on the hunt for amazing gowns to be worn on the red carpet. For the past several seasons now I have been building my love of Ziad Nakad who shows nothing but gorgeous couture gowns which have been really popular among some of the international fashion elite. I fell in love with this light blue ball gown which features beautiful beaded and feathered embellishments when it came down the runway. One of the best place to see international runway stars on a red carpet is at the Cannes Film Festival and I definitely think that Sonam Kapoor would really give this gown a really chic moment on the red carpet.
Zuhair Murad: Rounding out the list is a collection that definitely caused a bit of controversy. The Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture collection was titled ‘Indian Summer’ and it didn’t lack in Native American motifs form the first look to the last. I personally thought that this collection was dazzling, but I would imagine that stars will be a little cautious about wearing some of the looks from this collection. I would love to see rising country music star Maren Morris take this red silk western motif strapless ballgown which features a full skirt, dramatic split, and a sexy plunging detail on the corseted bodice and give it a moment on the red carpet, maybe for the Academy of Country Music Awards in April?